Cocaine Addiction Information
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A study published in June of this year by Behavioral Brain Research suggests that the now illegal class of drugs known as “bath salts” might be more addictive than previously realized.  This relatively new type of drug has been in the news a lot lately, such as the face-eating incident in Miami, FL, and a string of bizarre incidents around the country.  Users have reported symptoms such as delusions, paranoia, nausea, and dizziness.  There have even been deaths associated with the use of these unregulated chemicals.  President Obama placed two of the chemicals often used in the drug, mephedrone and MDPV, on the controlled substances list.  This effectively made bath salts illegal in the United States.

The problem with bath salts, just like almost every other drug, is that people will find a way to procure drugs if the demand is there.  Black market goods are unregulated and the prices are much higher generally than if the product was easily available.  So even though the chemicals are illegal, the drugs will continue to be found.  The medical study found that that mice had the same addictive types of responses to mephedrone.  Their behavior indicates that the mental and physical craving for the chemical used in bath salts is the same as that of cocaine.  This can only bolster the belief that people who use bath salts will continue to find and use them once they are addicted.

Once addicted to any drug, especially one such as cocaine or mephedrone, the user is forced to either submit to their addiction, and keep using drugs, or to fight it.  There are many types of  treatment programs available, with different methods of treatment and varying lengths of time.  Biophysical treatment, like what is used at Narconon Arrowhead, is the most successful method for long-term sobriety.  For more information on these, call (800) 468-6933.

Resources:  http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/07/26/bath-salts-may-be-as-addictive-as-cocaine-study-suggests/